inspired by other designers such as olly moss and the like, i decided to try my hand at minimal posters, my initial concept was for a jurrasic park poster but as it turns out that was my least favourite one, needless to say i wont be posting that image just yet, but here are the four others that i came up with. this is the first time ive posted any of my own work on here and i dont want it to be the last so let me know what you think but be nice.
recently ive seen a couple of these images crop up at various places on the internets and thought they where brilliant. created by a collective who go by the name dorothy, they describe themselves as a group of like minded individuals working on unlike minded ideas.
they’ve created a series of paintings of famous logos but removed the type to leave just iconic graphic forms. its interesting to note how much a logo is implanted in our brain that we can still read the logo without there being any text. check out these, we’ll start with one that’s very dear to me
i was recently bought two books for my birthday, one that i had seen and expressed an interest in and one that i hadn’t even heard of, these books where by a graphic designer by the name of noma bar, now i had only seen very brief section of one of the books and didn’t really know what to expect, what i got was like someone turning on a light and punching me in the face, the two books where “negative space” and “guess who”, both of these books are just incredible.
you may recall i once posted about an erika iris simmons set on flickr called ghost in the machine, which used old tapes to create amazing portraits of famous people, you can see the post here, well it seems erika isn’t the only one to find amazing uses for old cassettes. an atlanta based, chicago born artist by the name of brian dettmer has taken old cassettes and given them a new lease of death, so to speak. check these out.
without using any glue or other materials, brian melts and moulds these old cassettes using only his hands and a few other tools, taking this dead form of media and sculpting it into literal skeletons. apparently inspired by seeing a dead bird whilst walking down the street one day, he stated “here was this thing that used to live, it used to fly around and play a vital role, and now it is dead and all that remains is the solid material”, brian took this idea linking the life of the cassette to that of the animals and created this series of skeletons.
following on from the animal skeletons, brian created 12 skulls which lead to perhaps the most impressive skeleton he created, a the full human skeleton created using over 180 tapes
this are all incredible, this attention to detail is brilliant and all created from only old cassette tapes, my mind is completely blown, it makes you look at the things surrounding you now, what will become of them, what will they become.
you can find out more about brian at his website here
check this out for thinking outside the box, an ad agency in aukland called ddb have literally been stamping advertisements onto members of the public, altering benches to make them press an advertisement for a clothing chain, superette, into the bare legs of people who sit on them, it reads “short shorts on sale superette”, brilliant
stumbling around the vast interwebs a couple of days ago i came across these beauties created by kyle tezak a visual designer from wisconsin. kyle set himself a challenge to create several four icon image sets to sum up some of his favourite movies, books or historical events, here are some of these brilliantly imaginative icon sets.
and my personal favourite
you can get to kyles website here where you can see the four icon challenge and also buy some screen printed versions
and heres his twitter
check out this beautiful typographical world map done by vladstudio, found on deviantart. there is also a night time version on there too but this blew my mind!
you can visit vladstudios deviantart page here
if i worked at a film studio and a pitch came through my door looking like this, these people would get the biggest bag of money anyone has ever seen, amazing work
just amazing work, great idea, end of. take a closer look
if i had a hat on, it would definitely be taken off.
its actually a project to create corporate stationery design for a german crime and horror channel, but its just brilliant.
chris madden is from salford, a self proclaimed lover of tea, hater of mushrooms and all round muppet enthusiast. and as you will soon see a brilliant illustrator. happily drawing pictures for a living, he’s churning out some awesome work and has been featured in some big publications, such as the times educational supplement, wired, aat magazine, the guardian and the mail on sunday, to name but a few.
|murder // the times eureka // 2010|
|the times educational supplement|
its nice to see in this time of disappointment and redundancy that someone is starting to get the recognition they deserve. his website is full of brilliant pieces of work, and definitely worth a visit.
to stop me from just copying his entire site onto here, you should head over there now and check it out, also make sure you click on the sketchbook section for a refreshing look at the work behind the scenes
and on that note i’ll leave you with a couple of my favourites from the site
follow him on tumblr here
and finally on facebook here